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From "Berin Loritsch" <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [LAW] Quick Lesson in Copyright Law (was RE: copyright for docs [was: Re: [Bugs] URLSource])
Date Mon, 20 May 2002 15:41:23 GMT
http://jakarta.apache.org/site/roles.html

Pay attention to the Contributor License Agreement page,
or http://jakarta.apache.org/site/agreement.html

I have signed the agreement.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gianugo Rabellino [mailto:gianugo@apache.org] 
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 11:38 AM
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [LAW] Quick Lesson in Copyright Law (was RE: 
> copyright for docs [was: Re: [Bugs] URLSource])
> 
> 
> Berin Loritsch wrote:
> > 
> > Committers are aware of the implications of their work in the CVS 
> > meaning that they implicitly donated the code to the ASF.  That is 
> > part of the agreement they are forced to sign.
> > 
> 
> OK guys, you know I'm a lawyer so I'm getting picky in those 
> things... :-)
> 
> While I sure do know in my soul how this is true, and it's my 
> intention 
> to donate all of my work to the ASF, it might be worth noticing that 
> when I was proposed and accepted as a committer no one made me sign 
> anything or even sent me a mail stating what were my obligations as a 
> committer using CVS.
> 
> I don't know if this was an oversight in my case: if so then 
> no problem 
> at all, but if mine is a normal case then AFAIU (based on 
> most european 
> laws) there is no legal bound between committing code and 
> automagically 
> donate it to the ASF. If this what we want to achieve (and I 
> certainly 
> want it) then it might be the case of having some sort of 
> procedure for 
> new committers so that they know precisely what are their 
> obligations in 
> contributing to ASF codebases. Probably it would be enough to have a 
> sentence like "by logging into your new account you explicitly accept 
> the ASF rules found at the address http://www.apache.org/whatever" 
> included in the email where the account data is sent to the 
> new committer.
> 
> How about it?
> 
> -- 
> Gianugo Rabellino
> 
> 
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